Weed Wednesday: Yellow Nutsedge
Happy Weed Wednesday! This week we want to talk about a pretty troublesome, hard to control weed. You guessed it, Yellow Nutsedge. Did you know Yellow Nutsedge is one of the oldest cultivated plants in ancient Egypt? Because it is edible, it was used to add sweetness to ancient Egyptian barley juices and has also been used in the popular Spanish drink Horchata!
Even though it had different uses throughout the ancient world, it is most commonly known for being an extremely invasive and aggressive weed that infests gardens, and healthy home turf.
Often referred to as “nutgrass” it is important to note that it is actually not grass. Rather, it a member of the sedge family and can very easily be identified by it’s triangular, V-shape bud. Sedges grow faster than all grass varieties and will appear as lime green, yellow- green, and even purple making it very easy to spot in your lawn. It is typically found in damp soils and can outgrow even the healthiest grasses. If you’re seeing a few plants in your lawn, pulling them out may be easiest, but a word of caution. Because of the underground tubers this weed grows from, it can quickly send up a new plant, that can grow into a large infestation.
Most of the time, this will then require chemical control. This weed requires patience and possibly additional weed control services to gain control. Don’t worry, that’s where we come in.
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Yellow Nutsedge Weed Map
Photo Credit: Invasive Plant Atlas
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